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The story behind Volcom's recent strong numbers in Europe

The story behind Volcom's recent strong numbers in Europe

December 16, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
An interview with Volcom Europe CEO Bruno Guger about the brand's position in the region and why it is performing in a challenging climate.
SurfStitch prepares for stock market debut - releases detailed financials

SurfStitch prepares for stock market debut - releases detailed financials

December 15, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
In filings with the Australian Securities Exchange, SurfStitch releases detailed information about the Swell, SurfStitch and Surfdome ecommerce businesses and future plans for the company.
Quiksilver records widespread declines in Q4, sees stabilization in 2015

Quiksilver records widespread declines in Q4, sees stabilization in 2015

December 11, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
CEO Andy Mooney calls the quarter disappointing, but sees improvements coming. We have details about the brand, regional and channel declines from the earnings conference call today.
More personnel changes at Electric

More personnel changes at Electric

December 08, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Electric, which has undergone significant changes in leadership, staff, and brand direction in the past several years, has made additional changes to its sales structure.
Zumiez's retail prowess continues in Q3

Zumiez's retail prowess continues in Q3

December 04, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about Zumiez results in Q3 and in November, how snow sales are going, why Blue Tomato was praised highly during the call, plans for Europe and more.
Sasha Dietschi-Cooper exiting Burton

Sasha Dietschi-Cooper exiting Burton

December 02, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
SES has learned that the SVP of North American Sales is leaving Burton for a new job in Southern California.
Industry embraces Black Friday

Industry embraces Black Friday

November 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Industry brands have gotten into the Black Friday spirit today by offering discounts – in some cases steep discounts – to shoppers.
Billabong CEO details U.S. performance of Billabong, RVCA, Element

Billabong CEO details U.S. performance of Billabong, RVCA, Element

November 21, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Neil Fiske provided some significant details about how business is going in the Americas at the moment, including some major weaknesses and a few bright spots, at the company's Annual General Meeting.
Electric charts new course in brand revamp in Europe

Electric charts new course in brand revamp in Europe

November 18, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
A talk with EMEA GM Anthony Cazottes about the many changes in the Europe operation, about how business is going for Electric there and about the plan for 2015.
Faction Collective to license Roxy skis

Faction Collective to license Roxy skis

November 17, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Switzerland-based ski company The Faction Collective is announcing Tuesday that it has secured the exclusive license to design and distribute Roxy skis. CEO Alex Hoye answers some questions about the go forward plans.
Dakine CEO on changes under new ownership, business update, future plans

Dakine CEO on changes under new ownership, business update, future plans

November 13, 2014 Shelby Stanger and Tiffany Montgomery
New CEO Leslie Lane discusses changes at Dakine since the Altamont acquisition, how business is turning out in 2014, future plans for growth and more.
Active's ambitious expansion plan gets underway

Active's ambitious expansion plan gets underway

November 11, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Active Ride Shop’s plan to open as many as 30 new stores is underway, thanks to new majority owners Tengram Capital Partners.
Nixon embarks on next chapter of its growth story

Nixon embarks on next chapter of its growth story

November 10, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
An in-depth interview with Nixon co-founder and EVP of Marketing Chad DiNenna about the major new campaign for holiday aimed at boosting business in lifestyle and watch stores, the new executive team, retail plans, and much more.
Industry turns out for annual Surfside Snow Carnival

Industry turns out for annual Surfside Snow Carnival

November 10, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Many industry executives stopped by with their families and we have photos of who we saw during the day.
Skullcandy gains momentum in Q3

Skullcandy gains momentum in Q3

November 06, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about what worked for Skullcandy in Q3, and its outlook for 2014 and 2015.
Spy grows sales and margins in Q3

Spy grows sales and margins in Q3

November 05, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about how Spy Inc. performed in the third quarter.
Billabong Europe GM on brand changes, new strategies

Billabong Europe GM on brand changes, new strategies

November 03, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Jean-Louis Rodrigues on new plans for RVCA, company changes in the region, the state of the European market, and where he sees opportunity for company brands.
Industry pays tribute to the legacy of retiring Bob McKnight

Industry pays tribute to the legacy of retiring Bob McKnight

October 27, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Tom Holbrook, Richard Woolcott, Michael Tomson, Randy Hild, Mark Richards of Val Surf and more on what Bob McKnight has meant to Quiksilver and the industry.
Kering Sport & Lifestyle COO on changes at Volcom and Electric, Kelly Slater alliance

Kering Sport & Lifestyle COO on changes at Volcom and Electric, Kelly Slater alliance

October 23, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
We spoke with Todd Hymel in Paris about the repositioning at Volcom and Electric, his take on the state of the action sports marketplace, and the Kering partnership with Kelly Slater.
Kering reports positive sales trends at Volcom and Electric combined

Kering reports positive sales trends at Volcom and Electric combined

October 23, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
On a Kering conference call, executives detailed positive trends at Volcom, including details about Europe and Asia Pacific. Plus, we have some information about job cuts at Volcom in the U.S. this week.
Jake Burton on industry challenges, the changing retail landscape, the joys of private ownership

Jake Burton on industry challenges, the changing retail landscape, the joys of private ownership

October 22, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
SES talked with the Burton chairman about the challenges in the industry, the changing retail landscape, if Burton will remain privately held and what he is most excited about as winter approaches.
Update: Many changes coming to Smith Optics

Update: Many changes coming to Smith Optics

October 21, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Smith Optics is undergoing several changes in a restructuring led by Italian parent company Safilo Group, including moving from Ketchum, Idaho.
VF to boost Q4 marketing spend for Vans and North Face - how the brands performed in Q3

VF to boost Q4 marketing spend for Vans and North Face - how the brands performed in Q3

October 20, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about the increased marketing spend for Vans and The North Face, plus how Vans, The North Face and Timberland performed around the world in Q3.
Quiksilver President Pierre Agnes on new role, marketing plans, globalization of design, outreach to core retailers

Quiksilver President Pierre Agnes on new role, marketing plans, globalization of design, outreach to core retailers

October 15, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
A newsy interview with Pierre Agnes about the internal changes at Quiksilver, his approach to marketing and design, his thoughts on the tough European market, and his outreach plans for core retailers in the Americas.
Quiksilver's Pierre Agnes elevated to President, McKnight retiring, more executive changes

Quiksilver's Pierre Agnes elevated to President, McKnight retiring, more executive changes

October 14, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver announced several executive changes this afternoon, and we found out details about others from an interview with CEO Andy Mooney.